Review 3

Use the material in Chapter 2 of the Pfleeger/Atlee book to answer these three questions.

  1. Describe the process you use to get ready for class or work in the morning using the concepts and terminology introduced in section 2.1 of the SE textbook. Draw a diagram to capture the process.
  2. Section 2.2 of the SE textbook briefly introduces the notion of prescriptive and descriptive process models. What is the difference between the two? What is the purpose for each? When is it appropriate to use each? In your answer to this question, use the reasons for modeling a process (in Section 2.2) to describe how and when prescriptive and descriptive models are useful. Can you think of cases where a prescriptive process model may be inappropriate? How does a descriptive model help in building a prescriptive model?
  3. According to Section 2.3 of the SE textbook, what is the difference between static and dynamic modeling? Explain how each type of modeling is useful.

Please submit your work by uploading either a .txt document or a .pdf document containing your answers to these questions. Do NOT submit .doc, .docx, .odt, or other document formats. (Note to Microsoft Word users: If you don't want to create a .pdf document, Word should provide a "Save as Text" command to create a .txt version of your document.)

In-class students: Submit your work for this assignment by 11:55 PM on Saturday, February 2nd.

CAETE students: Submit your work for this assignment by 11:55 PM on Saturday, February 9th.

Kenneth M. Anderson, 2008.